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Gasoline has been left n saw several months. will not start

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Wow I get this one allot here , if its really really bad then a total carb fuel line replacement is needed to get to 100% again , but if you have the time , a good soak in kerosene of old carb(remove plastic parts) and some new fuel lines sometimes works too

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